Map of flight path and driving directions from St Louis to Des Moines.
Shortest flight path between St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).
How far is Des Moines from St Louis?
There are several ways to calculate distances between St Louis and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 259.451 miles
- 417.546 kilometers
- 225.457 nautical miles
Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.Haversine formula
- 259.360 miles
- 417.400 kilometers
- 225.378 nautical miles
The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between St Louis and Des Moines.
St Louis, MO
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 63 kg (139 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
St Louis (STL) → Des Moines (DSM).